Your Field Officer
Our union provides a dedicated Leaders’ Field Officer who understands the particular challenges faced by leaders and can offer advice and assistance in school or by phone or email. Kim Dullard is the fourth person to fill this support and co-ordination role, and comes to it from a strong background in teaching and leading in schools.
The School Leaders' Committee (SLC) has been developed to provide an active conduit between members in schools, the SSTUWA Executive and Senior Officers. The Committee is an elected body that supports the activities of the SSTUWA to address the needs of leader members. Five members of the SLC are also members of the SSTUWA Executive, direct representation of leaders’ needs.
National Principals Forum has been established for many years and your elected representative is currently Edd Black, who is also a member of the SSTUWA Executive.
SSTUWA Leaders are committed to the support and enhancement of:
We believe this is most effectively achieved through the unified voice of the SSTUWA.
This core commitment is best achieved through the efforts of leaders and teachers working together to enhance educational outcomes by encouraging a shared, school community-wide commitment to the best possible teaching and learning in our public schools.
This continues via the School Leaders Committee which has direct access to SSTUWA Senior Officers and the SSTUWA Executive. Currently there are three principals and three other school leaders on the SSTUWA Executive to ensure the voice and needs of leaders are heard.
Our efforts are supported by the:
The core belief of SSTUWA School Leaders is that public education is a keystone of a democratic society and that an important element of the role of school leaders is the support and enhancement of the public education system.
Draft Position Paper: Reclassification
The paper is in response to Clause 16.2 (General Agreement 2014) and the Shelby Report in the considerations for a new school classification system. It reflects a range of processes conducted by the SSTUWA and the views of school leaders from a number of forums conducted this year.
The Consultation Paper: The reintroduction of system support structures and changes to the way school improvement is managed is a response to concerns raised by school leaders; findings and recommendations of the Education and Health Standing Committee IPS Inquiry; and current research on transforming education systems.